I spent most of last summer and fall working on these, some went to the Women's Shelter and some were holiday gifts for my grandkids. Assorted sizes and all went to the Women's shelter.... and yes I did weave in the ends before delivering them. This is the funnest and easiest pattern for ponchos that I love to use..also Women's Shelter. I made my daughters and our grandson's girl friend reading shawls, so they could keep warm while sitting in bed reading. And from what I have heard back they have all been used many times.